Attendance and Dismissals

  • Full Day Absences
    All absences must be excused within 48 hours (State Law RCW 28A255).  Failure to excuse a full day absence or tardy within 48 hours will result in a 2-hour after school detention assigned to your student.

    To excuse a full day absence, you may either:

    • Contact the 24-hour attendance hotline 425-408-6410
    • Send a written note with parent/guardian signature

    Please provide the following information when excusing a full day absence:

    • Identify yourself (mom, dad, legal guardian, etc.)
    • Student’s full name and spelling of last name
    • Date
    • Reason for the absence

    Late Arrivals
    All students arriving late to school or returning from an appointment must sign into the office. Failure to excuse a late arrival before/after your student arrives will result in discipline assigned to your student.  
    Please note:  
    Unexcused tardies < 15 minutes will be assigned a lunch duty. Missing more than 15 minutes of class is considered an unexcused absence and your student will be assigned a 2-hour after school detention.  3 unexcused tardies in one month will result in a 2-hour after school detention.

    Early Dismissals
    A parent/guardian signature is required for early dismissals.  Students must check out in the Attendance Office before leaving campus.

    Pre-arranged early dismissal:
    Have your student bring  a written note to the Attendance Office before school the morning of the early dismissal.  The note should include:  a parent/guardian signature, date, student’s full name and time of early dismissal. Your student will receive an early dismissal pass allowing them to leave class at the appropriate time.
    Last-Minute Signing Student Out: 
    If not prearranged, allow extra time for the student to be located and dismissed from class.  Please note that it is not always possible to get a pass to a student during the last 15 minutes of the school day or during assemblies and special events.
    Students who need to go home early due to illness must check out with the school nurse.  Students will only be released from school to someone other than a parent/guardian or authorized emergency contact if we receive your written permission in advance. The person authorized must report to the Attendance Office to sign out the student on the early dismissal log and show valid photo identification.